Hastings Holds On To Second Place
Tim Hastings and Team E-Lites held on to second place in the Superstock 600 Championship at Oulton Park, but the young Scot suffered serious arm pains during the race which prevented a top-5 finish.
Having started from second on the grid at the Cheshire circuit, a track which by Tim's own admittance is not one of his luckiest, Hastings led the race in the opening lap. He dropped to third by mid-way through the race but at the tail end of the race, he was forced the race through arm pains which led to numb hands, meaning he couldn't feel the brake pedal. Tim battled on to sixth place, still a points finish, and he and his team were happy with the result.
It means that Tim keeps hold of second in the Championship, 17 points behind leader Jordan Simpkin. But with ten races still to go, it's early days yet and Tim and Team E-Lites still have eyes on that Championship win!
Peter Hickman, the E-Lites rider with GBMoto Racing finished a season-best sixth in his first race of the weekend and had tremendous pace, but sadly succumbed to a collision with Jon Kirkham which ended his race in spectacular style on the first lap. His speed on track was great, though, and can hopefully replicate the speed at the next BSB event in Knockhill in a month's time.
Tim's next race comes sooner as the Superstock 600s support the World Superbike Championships at Donington Park on the weekend of May 25.